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Man Kills Mother, Wife, Daughter And Five Others In China

In yet another gruesome incident in China, a man went on a killing spree and stabbed to death eight people, including his 80-year-old mother, wife and daughter in a south-eastern province, police said on Sunday
PTI May 09, 2010 22:35 IST
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In yet another gruesome incident in China, a man went on a killing spree and stabbed to death eight people, including his 80-year-old mother, wife and daughter in a south-eastern province, police said on Sunday in Beijing.

The incident took place in East China's Jishui County, Jiangxi Province, police said. The suspect, Zhou Yezhong, killed his mother, wife, daughter, four neighbours and one migrant worker with knife at about 6:00 pm. Saturday at Chengyuan village, Badu Township in Jishui County. He was caught at about 7:50 p.m. by the county police.

The victims are two men and six women, with the oldest 83-year-old and the youngest 10-year-old.   The motif for the murders was not known, said Zhou Weihui, head of e county public security bureau.

Many villagers who witnessed the incident said that Zhou, 36 killed his 10-year-old daughter first and then his own mother even after the woman in her 80s kneeled down and begged for her life, Chinese newsagency Xinhua reported.

The killer then rushed to a neighbour's house and killed his wife Kang Qiuying, his neighbor Hu Dongsheng, and Hu's mother Wu Xiu.

 Two other villagers Ye Wen'e and Zhou Nianmei were also killed when running away from the scene and calling for help. A migrant worker, Zuo Huasheng was killed when he just went out of his house nearby.

 The attack followed a series of recent violent incident during which enraged men attacked children in primary schools to vent out their anger.

 Eleven school children were killed and 64 others including few teachers were injured in six gory attacks since last month.

One attacker a community doctor has already been executed by firing squad after he was found guilty by local courts. PTI